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The Weather Channel names North Shore Scenic Drive as "Amazing Road Trip in Minnesota"

May 19, 2019 08:54AM ● By Editor

Minnesota: North Shore All-American Scenic Drive

This scenic route hugs the North Shore of Lake Superior, passing through seven state parks. The drive has been designated an 'All-American Road' for its natural beauty. Memorable stops include Split Rock Lighthouse and the Superior Hiking Trail. (Photo:  Explore Minnesota)

By Simone M. Scully of The Weather Channel - Posted:  May 19, 2019

Road trips are a favorite American pastime, with one in four Americans taking a road trip every year, according to the AAA. And this summer, there is no better time to take one of these trips because gas prices are predicted to be the lowest they have been in six years this summer, reports USA Today. So, as the weather warms and as the first day of summer approaches, here are some of the best road trips that can be taken in every state, from Alabama to Wyoming.
(MORE: Most Amazing Hidden Gem In Every State)

Some of the most impressive road trips run along the coasts of the country, such as State Route 1 in California. This road hugs the stunning Pacific coast, giving roadtrippers the opportunity to see such beautiful sights as Big Sur and Morro Bay. In Rhode Island, beach-lovers should follow US 1 from Narragansett along the Atlantic Coast to Westerly, where there are numerous, beautiful beaches to explore.

In Minnesota, drivers should follow the “All-American Road” up the North Shore of Lake Superior, a route that passes through seven state parks and features such memorable stops as Split Rock Lighthouse. Hikers can also park along the way to hike the Superior Hiking Trail and take in the views of north shore wilderness.

Another unforgettable road trip is to drive the Chinook Pass in Washington, which runs from the rolling fields of Enumclaw to the Naches Valley. Along the way, the road wraps along the northeastern flank of Mount Rainier, offering breathtaking views of this mountain. Visitors can also stop along the way to go hiking, as there are a number of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

Click on the slideshow above to see the best road trips found in every state.  Follow this link to see America's Best Road Trips on the Weather Channel website.

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